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NOTE:  See the Calhoun County Genealogical Society publications form for information on publications currently available from the CCGS.  Cemetery transcribing is an on-going project of the Society and volunteers are always welcomed!  Contact Anita Stuever, Publications Committee Chair, or Verla Potts, Cemetery Transcription Chair, on how you can help.

 
Enjoy these pictures of randomly selected tombstones from cemeteries around the county.  If you have pictures of tombstones you'd like to share, please email me  - slredmond@earthlink.net.  
 

Other on-line sources: 

Cemetery Records Online (Interment.net)

Find A Grave

Willard Library Historical Photos

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~cemphoto/mi/calhoun/calhoun.html

Michigan Tombstone Photo Project 

NOTE:  Links to the MIGenWeb Tombstone Transcription project for several cemeteries have been added.  The majority of the photos found there were submitted by volunteer Robin Ellis - a huge thank you!

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Calhoun County Cemeteries
In Alphabetical Order by Township

Albion Township:

Albion Township (Bryant) - Section 17, Condit Road at 25 1/2 Mile Road, Albion

Albion Memory Gardens - Section 4, 27 Mile Road, Albion

Babcock - Section 8, D Drive South and 25 1/2 Mile Road, Albion

Riverside - Section 11, B Drive South and 28 Mile Road/M-99, Albion

South Albion (Albion Township/Benham) - Section 36, J Drive South and 29 Mile Road, Albion

Unknown - Section 28, J Drive South, Homer

Athens Township:

Burr Oak - Section 33, V Drive South, Athens

Indian - Section 20, off 1 1/2 Mile Road, Athens

North Athens - Section 4, M Drive South and 2 Mile Road, East Leroy

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North Athens Cemetery Gate

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North Athens Cemetery Overview

Elias C. Crowell
Lucinda R. Crowell

Elias C. Crowell, July 22, 1827-Feb. 7, 1901
Lucinda R., his wife, Feb. 22, 1831-June 2, 1883

Theodore Crowell Theodore Crowell, Aug. 13, 1787-Sept. 18, 1862
Henry  DeBow
Jane DeBow
Henry DeBow Born Sept. 20, 1810, Died Dec. 7, 1884.  Jane, his wife, Born July 8, 1829, Died Aug. 1, 1885
Simeon Fleisher
Mary Fleisher
Elisha H. Fleisher
Simeon Fleisher, 1814-1881
 Mary, his wife, 1814-1899
 Elisha H., their son, 1844-1894
John Grodevent John Grodevent, Co. D, 32 Mich. Infantry, Spanish American War

Old Burg (Old Athens) - Section 27, U Drive South, Athens

Old Burg Cemetery Overview

Calvin F. Green

Calvin F. Green, Co. H, 12th?, Michigan Infantry.  Died Dec. 5, 1866,  AE 22 yrs, 9 m's.

Willie Brown Willie, son of M. T. & Emma O. Brown, died Mar. 6, 1871, Aged 2Y. 5M. & 18D. [plus illegible scripture]
Jacob Beisel In Memory of Jacob, son of Peter and Mary Ann Beisel, who died March 10, AD 1835, aged 20 years.

Stimpson - Section 9, O Drive South, east of 2 Mile Road, East Leroy

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Beautiful terraced grounds of Stimpson Cemetery

Cornelious G. Cuyler
Susannah Cuyler

Cornelious C. Cuyler, Died Dec. 29, 1860 aged 68 Y's., 7 M's, 25 D's.  Susannah wife of C.G. Cuyler, died Feb. 15, 1861, aged 60 Y's. [illegible]

George C. Putnam
Elizabeth C. Putnam
George C. Putnam died July 4, 1862, Aged 33 Yrs, 11 M's & 9 D's; Elizabeth C. his wife, Late Wife Peter S. Putnam, died May 24, 1899, Aged 68 Y'rs, 3 Mo's & 9 D's.
Lucy A. Stimpson  Lucy A., betrothed wife of R. H. Stimpson died June 30, 1864, AE 21 y's, 5 mo & 9 days
Elizur S. Rogers
Amelia Rogers
Elizur S. 1847-1922, Amelia 1857-1923

Walker - Section 111, 4 1/2 Mile Road/M-66

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Walker Cemetery Entrance

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Overall view

Nathan Baker

Nathan Baker, born at ?, NY, Nov. 27, 1793. Died at Burlington, Mich. June 30, 1862 AE 68 yrs., 2 Mo. & 3 D's.

Emily Jane Hanson
wife of John B. Hanson

Emily Jane, wife of John B. Hanson.  Born Dec. 30, 1846, Died Jan. 24, 1876

William McDonald

William McDonald died May 28, 1892. Aged 75 Yrs.

Mary Story
Wife of J. T. Story

Mary, wife of J.T. Story. Died Aug. 31, 1878, Aged 32 yrs [illegible scripture]

Sylvester S. Ware
Judith E. Ware

Sylvester S. Ware born May 1, 1827, died Jan. 23, 1883.  Judith, his wife, born Mar. 7, 1822, died Feb. 8, 1887.

Battle Creek Township and City/City of Springfield

Battle Creek Memorial Park - Section 15, Columbia Road, Battle Creek

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Entrance, Memorial Park

Overall view
Memorial Fountain

Beckley
- Section 27, 3 Mile Road at I-94, Battle Creek

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Overall view, Beckley Cemetery

Ira Beckley
Cadwell Family
Alice L. Linihan

Dubois
- Section 36, B Drive North, Battle Creek

Haskell Home - Section 2, Hubbard St., Battle Creek

Reese - Section 3, 3 Mile Road and Dickman Road, Springfield

Society of Friends (Quaker/Fremont Park) - Section 6, Fremont Street, Battle Creek. Removed to Oak Hill Cemetery, Emmett Twp

Sunset Gardens (Stone Jug) - Section 16, 3 Mile Road, Battle Creek

Young's - Section 15, W. Territorial Road, Battle Creek

Bedford Township:

Bedford (Harmonia) - Section 32, Brydges Street, Battle Creek

Bedford (Hutchinson) - Section 10, M-37, Bedford

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Bedford Gate

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Bedford Overview

Edwin H. Corwin Edwin H. Corwin, Drowned at Spencerville, Ind. Marh. 29, 1868, AE 23 y'rs, 8 m's & 27 d's
Oliver Cowles Oliver Cowles died Apr. 28, 1854, Aged 67 Yrs. & 3 Months [illegible scripture]
David Moreau
Elizabeth Moreau
David Moreau Died Sept. 23, 1854, AE 57 Y'rs & 11 D's., Elizabeth F. His Wife died June 29, 1868, AE 71 Y'rs, 3 M's & 29 D's.

Hamilton - Section 6, V Drive North, Bedford

Halladay (Harmon) - Section 26, W. Morgan Road, Battle Creek

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Halladay/Harmon Overview

Charles H. Fiero
Mariah E. Fiero
Charles H. born Apr. 9, 1852, died Nov. 29, 1864; Mariah E. born Jan. 24, 1862, died Nov. 9, 1864.  Children of P.V. & J.E. Fiero
Calvin Halladay Calvin Halladay, Co. E, 3 Mich. Cav.
Catharine Halladay Harmon Catharine Halladay, wife of Harry Harmon, died Oct. 8, 1861, AE 46 Y'rs, 5 Mo. & 3 Days

 

Burlington Township:

Abscota (Wet Prairie) - Section 8, N Drive South and 7 Mile Road, Burlingto
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Abscota Entrance Gate

Libbie S. Baker

It is but the casket that lieth here.  The gem that filled it sparkles yet.  Passed Jan. 26th 1873; from this beautiful world of ours to the glorious spirit home.  Libbie S., wife of W. D. Baker, AE 31 Yrs. & 4 M's.  Death, the gate to life.

Lurany Pettengill

Lurany, consort of Nathan Pettengill, died Oct 8 [possibly 18], 1842, aged 55 y'rs.  [plus illegible scripture]

Nathan Pettengill

Nathan Pettengill, died Apr. 25, 1851.  Aged 64 Years & 15 Days. 

Sylvanus and Polly (Wells) Reed

Our father & mother.  Sylvanus Reed died Oct 5, 1873 (sic, 1872) aged 88 Yrs & 10 M's.  Polly died July 3, 1852 aged 69 Yrs. & 7 M's.  And thus the aged lie buried together.

Edward and Polly (Reed)  Underwood

Edward Joy Underwood 1816-1890.  Polly Reed, his wife 1817-1890.

 

Barrington - Section 3, N Drive South and 9 1/2 Mile Road, Burlington

Burlington Township - Section 26, M-60, Burlington

Old Burlington - Section 25, near 11 Mile Road and M-60, Burlington

Riverside - Section 33, Union City (also in Union Twp, Branch County)

Clarence Township:

Clarence Center - Section 15 and 22, Anderson Road and 28 Mile Road, Springpor
Dyer
(Clarence on the Hill) - Section 35, between 28 and 28 1/2 mile Roads

Hunt
(North Clarence) - Section 5, V Drive North and 26 Mile Road, Partello

Krenerick - Section 33, L Drive North

Nichols (Clarence District No. 4) - Section 20, 26 Mile Road and R Drive North

Clarendon Township:

Clarendon (Bentley's Corners/Clarendon Center/East Clarendon) - Section 26, T Drive South, Tekonsha

Clark's - Section 28, V Drive South, Tekonsha

Cook's Prairie - Section 1, 23 Mile Road, Homer

Saint Joseph's - Section 35, South county line and 22 Mile Road

Convis Township:

Austin - Section 22, 15 Mile Roa

Porter - Section 25, N Drive North

Eckford Township:

East Eckford - Section 13, 23 Mile and Homer Roads

West Eckford - Section 17, 19 1/2 Mile Road

Emmett Township:

Ceresco - Section 24, near 12 Mile Road, Ceresco

Flora

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Floral Lawn Gate

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Christus Garden

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Last Supper

 

Mount Olivet Catholic - Section 7, 260 South Avenue, Battle Creek
A-L and M-Z Click on the hyperlink for photographs of Mt. Olivet posted on the MIGenWeb tombstone photo project thanks to volunteer Robin Ellis.

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery Overview

Marica and Edka Blazekovich Stone inscription is written entirely in Polish.
Edward S. Ball Edward S. Ball, born at Boston, Mass., June 30, 1834, died at Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 1, 1893, aged 58 Yrs. 5 Mos.

Newbre - Sections 33 and 34, B Drive

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Newbre Cemetery Overview

Truman Allen, Lucretia Allen
John  R. Allen, Eliza Allen
(Two photos - one on each side of same marker)
Truman, 1792-1840; Lucretia, 1794-1843
John R. 1822-1901; Eliza, His wife, 1828 - ___
Daniel Avery Died Feb. 17, 1860, Aged 73 Yrs.
William Newbre and Catharine A. Cranson Newbre

Emily M. Godfrey & Mary I. Douglas

Ila Newbre

Irene Newbre

 

(Four photos, one of each side of the same marker)

William Newbre, born at Byron, Genesee Co., NY Aug. 13, 1817, died Aug. 15, 1895.  Catharine A. Cranson, his wife.  Born at Cortland, Cortland Co., NY Mar. 7, 1816, died Jan. 1, 1892 aged 75 years.

Emily M. Godfrey, born in Sandstone, Jackson Co., Mich. Oct. 2, 1842, died Nov. 13, 1897.  Mary I. Douglass, daughter of Wm. & Catherine A. Newbre, born Nov. 22, 1850 died Mar. 8, 1912

Beneath lies the remains of Ila Newbre, son of Elias & Submit Newbre, born Oct. 4, 1787 in Williamstown, Birkshire Co., Mass., died Jan. 22, 1871, AE 84 yrs, 3 ms & 18 ds.

Beneath lies the remains of Irene Newbre, daughter of James Gibson, wife of Ila Newbre.  Born Sept. 7, 1796 in Norwich,  Chenango Co., NY, died Feb. 15, 1870, AE 74 yrs, 5 ms & 8 ds.

Jacob Spaulding, Samantha Spaulding, Allen Spaulding, Albert Spaulding, Rachael Spaulding, Leonard Spaulding, Cathrine (sic?) Spaulding (Two photos, one on each side of same marker)
York State Pioneers, 1836, Spaulding
Jacob, father, 1782-1840; Samantha, mother, 1797-1870.  Children: Allen, 1860(sic?)-1886; Albert, 1820-1897; Rachael; Leonard, 1824-1906; Cathrine, 1829-1909.
Reverse of above Spaulding stone Spaulding, 1836 Pioneers 1962
From Lisle, Broome Co., to Beadle Lake.  Took 37 days by boat and ox team.  Family and 50 descendents all buried in this cemetery.

Oak Hill - Sections 7 and 8, 255 South Avenue,

 

Old Hill Cemetery Overview

James and Ellen White
Historical Marker
James and Ellen White Tombstone James White, Palmyra, ME Aug 4, 1821, Battle Creek, MI Aug 6, 1881, Ellen G. White, Gorham, ME, Nov. 26, 1827, St. Helena Cal, July 16, 1916.
Johannes Decker  
Sojourner Truth  
W.K. Kellogg  

Sandstone (Sackrider) - Section 14, 11 Mile Road, Battle Creek

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Sandstone/Sackrider Overview

Sophia Barbour Sophia, wife of Elial Barbour.  Died Aprl 23, 1848, AE 65 years.
Michael Spencer Michael Spencer, Born Sept. 15, 1792, Died Oct. 10, 1855
Erastus Marshall Erastus Marshall, born Nov. 11, 1802, died Jan. 14, 1884
Sarah Mayo Sarah Mayo, Born Feb. 6, 1781, Died Aug. 24, 1842

Fredonia Township:

Houston - Section 8, C Drive South, Marshall

Lutheran (German) - Section 32, 13 Mile Road, Tekonsha

Lyon Lake - Section 24, 17 Mile Road and G Drive South, Marshall

Homer Township:

Fairview - Section 6, M Drive South, Hom

Fisher - Section 13, R Drive South, Homer

Lee Township:

Lee Center - Section 3, V Drive North, Olivet

Partello - Section 12, off 23 Mile Road, Partello

Rice Creek - Section 36, 24 Mile Road and L Drive North, Marshall

Leroy Township:

Mather (East Leroy) - Section 35, 5 Mile Road, East Leroy

Morgan (Leroy-Morgan/Robinson) - Section 2, 5 Mile Road, Sonoma

South Leroy Congregational - Section 28s and 29, H Drive South, Joppa

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Entrance, South Leroy Congregational

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Overall view

Jacob and Lucy Butts
? and Ella Doubleday
James and Lydia Radford

West Leroy - Section 7, C Drive South, Sonoma

Marengo Township:

Calhoun County Poor Farm - Section 19, 18 1/2 Mile Road, Marshal

Johnson - Section 17, G Drive North, Marengo

Marengo Memorial (Layer's/Alavengo) - Section 27, Michigan Avenue, Marengo

Marengo Village - Section 25, 23 Mile Road north of B Drive North, Marengo

North Marengo - Section 27, Michigan Avenue, Marengo

Raesly - Section 17, 19 Mile Road

Saint Mary's - Section 19 and 30, Partello Road, Marshall

Townsend - Section 17 and 18, 19 Mile Road, Marshall

Marshall Township:

Hotchkiss - Section 10, J Drive North, Marshall

Oakridge - Section 36, between Homer and Division, Marshall

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Oakridge Entrance

Chauncey and Emily (Butler) Brewer

Pioneers of 1836.  Chauncey M. Brewer born at Oneonta N.Y. Oct 11, 1814, died Aug 20, 1889.  Emily L. Butler, born at Deposit N.Y. Feb 5 1819, died Oct 29, 1987.

Thomas Chisholm
Didamia M. Chisholm
Mary Hewitt Chisholm
Thomas Chisholm, born in Melrose, Scotland. Died Jan. 1, 1877 AE 69 Y'rs. Didamia M. his wife. Died June 17, 1838 AE 28 Y'rs.  Mary A. Hewitt, wife of Thomas Chisholm. Born Nov. 27 1820, Died Dec. 8, 1894.
Seymour W. Davis Serg't Seymour W. Davis died Oct. 30, 1862
AE 20 Y'rs, 11 M's, & 22 D's.
Catherine Howard Catherine A. Howard, A2C US Air Force, Korea
Mar 14, 1935 - Aug. 14, 1990.  The only woman buried in the military plot at Oakridge.
James McClain Pvt. 2 Regt NY Arty, War of 1812, Jun 25 1871

Capt.  George H. Powers

Capt. Geo. H. Powers, Died May 13, 1878. Aged 52 years.  God is Love.

William Rimes

In memory of William Rimes, father of Adam Rimes.  Born in Huntington, Shire, England.  Emigrated in 1837, Died at Marshall Apr. 19, 1867, AE 95.  The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Joseph M. Sibley
Johanna Sibley

Joseph M. Sibley, born Dec. 13, 1831, died June 4, 1893, wife Johanna Sibley, born 1837, died 1908.

Frank Stuart

Frank Alfred Stuart.  Beloved husband of Jessie Julia Church.  Born in Marshall, Michigan Nov. 28, 1863.  His home until his advancement on Aug. 2, 1931.

Jessie Church Stuart

Jessie Julia Church, wife of Frank A. Stuart. Born in Marshall, Michigan July 12, 1871, died April 25, 1956.

Lieut. George A. Woodruff
(Michigan Historic Site Marker)

Lieutenant George A. Woodruff (1840-1963) graduated from West Point in only three years because of the start of the Civil War.  Young Woodruff served valiantly in the battles of the Army of the Potomac.  At Gettysburg he was mortally wounded while defending the center of the Union line with his 1st United States Field Artillery (Battery I) against Confederate  General George Pickett's charge on July 3, 1863.  Lingering through the night, George A. Woodruff died the following day.

Newton Township:

Newton Township - Section 16, F Drive South, East Leroy

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Newton Twp. Cemetery Gate

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Newton Overview

Little family plot
Oliver & Betsey Little
Edyth Little

Pennfield Township:

Hicks - Section 16, 9 Mile Road/M-66, Battle Creek

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Hicks Cemetery Gate

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Hicks Overview

Baby Conine 1926-1927
Erles Barnet Kresge
Beulah Puffer Kresge
Kresge; Erles Barnet, Born Oct. 7, 1875 Monroe Co., PA, Died Nov. 2, 1933, Birmingham, Mich.  Beulah Puffer, Born Dec. 6, 1885 Calhoun Co. Mich., Died Nov. 18, 1976 Cheboygan, Mich.
McKenzie Family George McKenzie, 1875-1923, plus others (see next group)
Jessie McKenzie
Mary McKenzie
Alexander McKenzie
Jessie - 1885-1952
Mary - 1853-1927
Alexander - 1848-1897
Doris and Dennis Spalsbury Doris Spalsbury 1920 - 1992
Dennis Spalsbury 1952 - 1999

Sheridan Township:

Davis - Section 21, off E Drive North, Albio

Reed Family - Section 12, near H Drive North and 23 Mile Road

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Tekonsha Township:

McFadden - Section 11, 17 Mile Road, Tekonsha

Riverside - Section 26, V Drive South, Tekonsha

Windfall - Section 29, Jackson Road, Tekonsha